Installing fresh Windows 10 on new SSD without using SSD install disc?

KyleWard38

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I'm creating a completely new build and would like to install Windows 10 on the new SSD. I'd like to find a good guide for this to make sure I do everything correctly. Also, the instructions for the SSD say that the first thing I should do it use the disc it came with to install drivers/software. Obviously I can't do that without an OS. Will installing the OS on this SSD without following those instructions work or cause any problems? Thanks!
 

USAFRet

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The OS gets installed first. Then any drivers.
What is on this SSD disk?
 

USAFRet

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Right. That would be the Samsung Magician, and Samsung Data Migration.
You don't need the Migration, and install the Magician after you get it all installed.
 

psoohoo

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you will need to purchase a new license to install it on a completely new machine,
If you purchased a RETAIL windows 10 license, then you can probably reinstall it using that key.
You may need to contact MS for get the licensing transfered.

IF you simply want to install it, you can create a USB drive using the Media Creation tool. (google it)
But you will still need a license to fully activate it.
 

USAFRet

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Have you purchased the OS? Which one, Home or Pro?
What are the specs and usage of the system?
 

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